Skype: 310-598-7906 / rickytruth
8605 Santa Monica Blvd #7374
Los Angeles Ca, 90069
- Creative & Art Direction
- Print Design & Production
- Website Design & Development
- Mobile App. Design & Development
- Special Projects
I’ve been working in the Creative fields since the late 90's and have worked for and with small companies, start-ups, established brands, large & small advertising agencies as well as running my own business. My first love is the Idea, followed closely by Art & Design I also enjoy switching over to my left brain and doing some analytical thinking and programming. I am based out of southern california but am a wanderer at heart.
I would be very enthusiastic about any opportunity that would lead me to: Iceland, New Zealand, Switzerland, Holland or Peru.
References provided upon request.
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS:
- Ability to work from concept to completion on both interactive development & design packaging and branding projects.
- Comfortable and experienced in presenting concepts and direction to all levels of senior management as well as clients.
- Ability to design and hand code standards-based web sites & mobile applications.
- Knowledgeable of OOP principles and modern coding best practices.
- Superior abilities in areas of problem solving & research.
- Work well as part of a team or independently.
- Creative lateral thinker.
Software: Adobe Creative Suite (emphasis on Photoshop, Illustrator & Flash), Final Cut Pro, Quicktime, Coda, Xcode, Eclipse, FTP clients, Git, Skype
2011-2012 Xealous Studios, Dana Point, Ca
Mobile Application Development Consultant
Development for Gia 4c's Diamond Education iOs & Android mobile application.
2009-2011 MadeinHaus, Los Angeles, Ca
Online Advertising Development Consultant
Development and Coordination of Rich Media Advertisements for various clients including: Toyota Hybrid, Windows Phone, Nike 3 on 3 invitational & Ally Bank
2008-2012 vWise, Aliso Viejo, Ca
Rich Media Application Development Consultant
Research, Design, Development, Information Architecture, Hosting & Support for Smartplan Advisor & Smartplan Enterprise online video education and investment management applications. Development of custom video educational & investment transaction solutions for Harrahs MGM Grand, Alliance Benefit Group & Matrix Financial Solutions.
2007 Intelligent Beauty, Los Angeles, Ca
Branding & Packaging Consultant
Branding, Packaging Creative & Art direction for Kronos Haircare & Redpoint Cosmetics.
2007 MossWarner, San Juan Capistrano, Ca
Flash Presentation Consultant
Development of interactive presentation applications for Panasonic & Revcube.
2006-2008 Pinacol, San Clemente, Ca
Onsite Design, Web Development & Online Advertising Development Consultant
Web & Rich Media design and development for various of clients including: Coachella Music Festival, Laura Schudders, Microsoft, Kikoman, The Learning Channel, Kia, MTV & The United Way.
2005-2006 Caliber, Orange, Ca
Onsite Design & Interactive Development Consultant
Web & Interactive Application Design & Development for various clients including: Glidewell Laboratories, Seven Crown Resorts, Argus Reality, Escena Communities, Boss Safety & line Gear Fire & Rescue
2003–2009 Hourglass Cosmetics, Los Angeles, Ca
Creative Design Branding & Development Consultant
Cosmetics packaging, Company Stationary and E-commerce website + hosting & supporting online promotions for Hourglass Cosmetics, Branding Art Direction Packaging and Web Development for Animalia Luxury Candles, Branding & Art Direction for Dr. Cynthia Boxrud Eyetopia.
2004-2006 CreativEngine, Los Angeles, Ca
Design & Web Development Consultant
Web Design & Development for various clients including: E! online, Learners Library, Senator Edward Kennedy & Toyota Mobile hybrid Experience. Print Design & production for The Table Group.
2003 The Content Project, Los Angeles, Ca
Art Direction , Design and Development Consultant
Art Direction Design and Development of Rich Media for Terminator 3, Development for Wetzels Pretzels Website.
2002-2012 Christian Weber Inc., New York, NY
Web Development Consultant
Design, Development Custom CMS, Hosting & Support for Christian Weber Inc Online Photography Portfolio, Ghost Digital & Auditorium Editions.
2002-2012 Surfcity Design Group, Huntington Beach, Ca
Web Development, Interactive CD-ROM Development & Design Consultant
Web and Interactive Design & Development for various clients including: Crown Crafts Infant Products, Kingseal, Supermex Reasturants, RSX Racing, Westridge Valencia, The Galloway Group & David George and Associates Architecture.
2002 tbwa/chiat/day Playa del Ray, Ca
Onsite Art Direction and Design Consultant
Art Direction & Design for Adidas-Soloman Corporate website.
2001-2002 Ezekiel Irvine, Ca
Web design and production Consultant
Design ezekiel-clothing.com, development of Custom CMS, development of supporting of Flash and html sites.
2000-2002 Hot Kiss Los Angeles, Ca
Design & Flash Consultant
Concept and design for a series of hotkiss.com websites & interactive look books. Production, coding Flash Templates and custom CMS.
2000 Wet Seal, Arden B, Limbo Lounge Foothill Ranch, Ca
Art Direction, Flash & Development Consultant
Design and concept for Wet Seal and Arden b, Limbo Lounge Production and coding interactive animations /store locator
1998-2000 Mindshare Media Newport Beach, Ca
Design & Development Consultant
Design and concept for their clients, Front end web development, Corporate Identity for Adbuysell
Laguna College of Art & Design, Laguna Beach CA (1996-2000) BA - Visual Communication.
Tacos, Tumblr, Collective Unconscious, Point & Shoot Photography, Personal Mobile Apps, Poetry, Shotguns, Obscure cultural references & humor. Modern Art & Sculpture. Juxtaposition of all kinds, Non-hierarchical & redundant systems, Rap & Folk Music, Transparency, Barter, Burlesque, Conspiracy Theories, Esoteric Philosophy …and I like Turtles.